The Bishop's Blog

Thoughts and reflections from Bishop John Harvey Taylor

Daily prayer 11-28-22

Daily prayer 11-28-22

O Sovereign God, who raised up King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma to be rulers in Hawaii, and inspired and enabled them to be diligent in good works for the welfare of their people and the good of...

Daily prayer 11-27-22

Daily prayer 11-27-22

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility;...

Daily prayer 11-26-22

Daily prayer 11-26-22

Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly...

Daily prayer 11-25-22

Daily prayer 11-25-22

Preserve your people, O God, from discouragement in the face of adversity, as you did your servant James Huntington, knowing that when you have begun a good work you will bring it to completion....

Daily prayer 11-24-22

Daily prayer 11-24-22

O merciful Creator, your hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature: Make us always thankful for your loving providence; and grant that we, remembering the account that we must...

Daily prayer 11-23-22

Daily prayer 11-23-22

Almighty God, you chose your servant Clement of Rome to recall the Church in Corinth to obedience and stability: Grant that your Church may be grounded and settled in your truth by the indwelling of...

Trans athletes and what’s fair

Trans athletes and what’s fair

Not long ago I had the nicest conversation with a couple, women who were athletes when they were a little younger. One was a runner, the other a soccer player. I couldn’t help but notice that they...

Thanksgiving dinner is coming to St. Paul’s Commons

Thanksgiving dinner is coming to St. Paul’s Commons

Turkeys, meet your stuffing! Thanks to an amazing collaboration among St. Athanasius Episcopal Church, Echo Park, Nefesh Jewish Community, Seeds of Hope, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Parkview...

Amazing Episcopalians: Christopher Stephan

Amazing Episcopalians: Christopher Stephan

Another Amazing Episcopalian! Christopher Stephan (right) was working for United Farm Workers co-founder Cesar Chavez at the time of his death in 1993. What's now called the Cesar E. Chavez National...

Daily prayer 11-22-22

Daily prayer 11-22-22

O God of searing truth and surpassing beauty, we give you thanks for Clive Staples Lewis, whose sanctified imagination lit fires of faith in young and old alike. Surprise us also with your joy and...